Roundtable Discussions

The Importance of Tourism for the Egyptian Economy

Date : 6/24/1999

Speakers : Sahar Tohamy, ECES; Adrian Swinscoe, ECES

The presentation attempted to answer the following questions: 1. How much does foreign tourism contribute to Egypt’s national income? 2. What is the role of tourism in employment and income generation? 3. What is the outlook for world tourism and its implications for the Egyptian economy?